This week, rumors circulated that left wing justice Stephen Breyer planned to retire from the Supreme Court. Later that week, the rumors were confirmed. Biden made an announcement that he plans to replace Breyer with a black woman. Today, the White House confirmed the name of the woman he plans to nominate. The Gateway Pundit Reports–
“The White House has confirmed that they are considering South Carolina District Court Judge Michelle Childs to fill Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Childs is, as promised by Biden, a black woman.
“Judge Childs is among multiple individuals under consideration for the Supreme Court, and we are not going to move her nomination on the Court of Appeals while the President is considering her for this vacancy,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement, obtained by Fox News. “At the same time, reporting indicating that the President is only seriously considering three potential nominees is incorrect.”
The report added that “Childs had been scheduled to appear at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as part of the confirmation process for the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for which Biden nominated her in December.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, who pressured Joe Biden to nominate a black woman to the court before endorsing him during the 2020 election, has expressed support for Childs. He also said that he has been lobbying for her nomination with “the president and his people.”
“Now, as it relates to who, I don’t have anything against the seven or eight names that I have been floated as possibilities, the all great people,” Clyburn, who represents South Carolina’s 6th congressional district, told the Washington Post. “The fact of the matter is, I have been discussing Michelle Childs with the president and his people now for, I guess at least 13 months now.”
Biden has said that he intends to announce his official nominee by the end of February.”